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      Police investigate Columbia armed robbery

      Police said at about 1:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to an armed robbery in the 200 block of West Broadway, Parkway Apartments.
      Columbia police are investigating an armed robbery at an apartment early Wednesday morning. Police said at about 1:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to an armed robbery in the 200 block of West Broadway, Parkway Apartments. Police were told three black males armed with handguns were in the process of assaulting one of the victims. The investigation revealed three victims were in the apartment waiting for a friend to come over according to police.When the friend got there, he was with two other men.The friend pulled out a handgun, demanded money and the victims?? items.A scuffle broke out and the friend hit one of the victims with the pistol.The three robbers then ran away from the apartment without any items.While officers were processing the scene, the officers found over twenty pieces of drug paraphernalia as well as a small amount of marijuana in the apartment.